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[Rural Civil Defense TV Spots 1965]
Help us get more films like this online! This film was digitized and uploaded thanks to contributions from this project: www.indiegogo.com/avgeeks100miles Public service announcements by the U.S. Civil Defense office inform farmers what to do in case of nuclear attack using marionettes. To...

2,248 itemsWelcome to Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.

In addition to these classic collections, you may view guidance films from the post-World War II British government, drive-in movie intermission ads, and videos documenting the history of San Francisco from 1906 to the early 21st Century. Many of these films are available for free download.


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A/V Geeks
The A/V Geeks Film Archive is an ephemeral film collection curated by Skip Elsheimer. What started as a hobby more than ten years is now a lifetime commitment. His collection has grown to over 24,000...
1,171 items
British Government Public Information Films
This small collection of public information films from the British government produced during the years 1945 to 1952 is quite entertaining. Topics include public health, travel, traffic, education,...
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Drive-In Movie Ads
Super short advertisements used during intermission at drive-in movie theaters during the 1950's and early 1960's to get people to consume junk food from the concession stand, may be viewed here. ...
157 items
Ephemeral VHS
Made for VHS! Uploaded by users, these video tapes are selected for general interest and apparently not having made it to DVD, therefore are ephemeral vhs, or the native vhs genre. Enjoy! If you...
518 items
PeriscopeFilm
Periscope Film LLC's archive is one of the largest military film collections in private hands. It includes rare training, combat, recruiting and history films made by the U.S. Government from 1914...
125 items
Shaping San Francisco
Highlights of the people's history of San Francisco are featured in these short video clips: footage from just after the 1906 Quake, views of the 1917 Ironworkers Strike, Mayor Rossi's speech during...
146 items
The AIDS Tapes
This collection, curated by Michael Aldrich, documents the media coverage and dissemination of health information about the AIDS epidemic. Includes local and syndicate broadcasts from Bay Area...
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The Dope Tapes
This collection was recorded by Michael Aldrich from Bay Area television stations between the years of 1989 and 2006.  A fascinating "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll" compilation, its major focus on...
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